Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders and Veterinarians / Edition 4

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Overview

Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders & Veterinarians 4th Edition is an essential purchase for all breeders of pedigreed cats, practising small animal veterinarians and veterinary undergraduates. This fully revised edition re-establishes Genetics for Cat Breeders as the text of choice in the field of feline genetics.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"If for three decades the late Roy Robinson s Genetics for Cat Breeders has been the cat breeder s Bible, this new book must be the American Revised Version....[The authors] have successfully preserved, continued and expanded on Roy Robinson s pioneering work... Not only does it continue Robinson s work, it actually makes the best guide to feline genetics better!"C.F.A. s The Almanac
From The Critics
Reviewer: Linda Berent, DVM, Diplomate ACVP(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is an update of a book on genetics for cat breeders and veterinarians that was last published in 1991.
Purpose: The purpose is to continue the advancement of cat breeding by acknowledgment of modern trends and to assist the practicing veterinarian in dealing with cats and cat breeders. These are worthy goals and the authors' objectives are met.
Audience: There are two intended audiences for this book. The first is the cat breeder and the second is the small animal veterinarian. This book will be most useful to the educated and responsible cat breeder. Small animal veterinarians may find it interesting in understanding the cat breeder's goals and needs. It is coauthored by a combination of a licensed cat show judge, a cat breeder, a research geneticist, and a practicing veterinarian who provide a wealth of experience and diversity of knowledge.
Features: This book contains a complete explanation of feline genetics from basic egg-meets-sperm to the more complete theories of Mendel and incomplete dominance. It is written in basic language which will not confuse a novice but is still in-depth enough to keep a more knowledgeable reader engaged. There are several chapters devoted to picking good pairs in a goal oriented breeding strategy. The authors also strongly encourage responsible breeding. The glossary is useful and the appendixes in each chapter provide valuable reference tools. The bibliography is complete and contains useful web sites. The only shortcoming that I can see is the superficial genetic anomalies chapter. It is likely complete enough for the breeders, but as a veterinarian I would find more clinical detail to be useful.
Assessment: This book is a complete and useful update to the previous edition. It is easy to read and even the most complex material is presented in simple terms that the average cat breeder will understand.
Linda Berent(University of Illinois
This is an update of a book on genetics for cat breeders and veterinarians that was last published in 1991. The purpose is to continue the advancement of cat breeding by acknowledgment of modern trends and to assist the practicing veterinarian in dealing with cats and cat breeders. These are worthy goals and the authors' objectives are met. There are two intended audiences for this book. The first is the cat breeder and the second is the small animal veterinarian. This book will be most useful to the educated and responsible cat breeder. Small animal veterinarians may find it interesting in understanding the cat breeder's goals and needs. It is coauthored by a combination of a licensed cat show judge, a cat breeder, a research geneticist, and a practicing veterinarian who provide a wealth of experience and diversity of knowledge. This book contains a complete explanation of feline genetics from basic egg-meets-sperm to the more complete theories of Mendel and incomplete dominance. It is written in basic language which will not confuse a novice but is still in-depth enough to keep a more knowledgeable reader engaged. There are several chapters devoted to picking good pairs in a goal oriented breeding strategy. The authors also strongly encourage responsible breeding. The glossary is useful and the appendixes in each chapter provide valuable reference tools. The bibliography is complete and contains useful web sites. The only shortcoming that I can see is the superficial genetic anomalies chapter. It is likely complete enough for the breeders, but as a veterinarian I would find more clinical detail to be useful. This book is a complete and useful update to the previous edition. It is easyto read and even the most complex material is presented in simple terms that the average cat breeder will understand.
Booknews
Much in the field of genetics has changed since Roy Robinson's 1971 first edition, published by Pergamon. Specialists in genetics and cats here update the 1991 third edition with information about the actual molecular mechanisms behind the traits and diseases found in cats. They make a point of keeping the perspective of both groups of readers in mind, drawing from classical and recent scientific literature and from interviews with veterinarians, researchers, and breeders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750640695
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Edition description: 4TH, REVISED
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,409,086
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Licenced Judge, American Cat Fanciers' Association; Professional member of the Cat Writers' Association; Registered cat breeder

Research scientist, Southern California, USA;

Licensed Judge, American Cat Fanciers' Association; Professional Member of the Cat Writers' Association, registered cat breeder

Practising Veterinarian, Northampton, PA

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Reproduction and development; Principles of heredity; Impacts of heredity; Breeding systems; Breeding practices; Inbreeding; Coat inheritance; Colour inheritance; Genetics of colour variation and breeds; Genetic anomalies; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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  • Posted July 13, 2013

    Brilliant book for cat breeders, but there is a printer´s error

    Brilliant book for cat breeders, but there is a printer´s error on page 165.
    ... the l allele appears to have a greater inhibitory affect on yellow ...
    The small letter "l" is the symbol for longhair. The small letter "l" has to be be replaced by the capital letter "I" - the symbol for "Inhibitor".

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